At the library recently, I place where I love to hang out, I found the quirkily titled ‘The Cookiepedia’ by Stacy Adimando. This bible to cookies inspired me no end and the first recipe I road-tested was what the author called lemon chewies with honey.
Baking with lemons produces such a wonderful aroma, and I think the smell of baking is sometimes better than eating the end product :)
2 cups plain flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
115 grams butter, diced, at room temperature
½ cup caster sugar
1/3 cup honey
zest from one large lemon
LET’S GET TO IT:
Sift together flour, baking powder, set aside.
Cream butter and sugar until light and creamy, add zest and mix until combined.
In a small bowl stir together egg and honey and combined then add to butter mixture and beat in.
Add flour in three lots, mixing as you go. Blend together until smooth.
On a lined biscuit sheet place heaped teaspoons of batter and gently flatten with fork.
Bake 10 minutes until golden, place on wire racks to cool.